Midcoast Athletics

Camden Hills boys lacrosse closes season with pair of wins

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 6:45pm

ROCKPORT — The Camden Hills varsity boys lacrosse team concluded the regular season with a pair of victories. 

The Windjammers finished the regular season with a 5-7 record and earned a seventh seed placement in the Class B North playoff bracket. 

Camden Hills will open the playoffs at home against 10th-seeded Mount Blue on Wednesday, June 5. 

Camden Hills 14, Winslow 5

Camden Hills challenged Winslow at home Thursday, May 23 and earned a victory. 

Winslow record one goal in each the first, second and fourth quarters, while recording two goals in the third. 

Camden Hills tallied five goals in the first quarter, three in the second, two in the third and four in the fourth. 

Scoring for Camden Hills were Bryce Tyler (four goals), Kieran McGrath (four goals, two assists), Charlie Griebel (three goals, assist), Levi Guay (goal, four assists), Matt Nickerson (goal, assist), Nolan Delehey (two assists) and Eric Andrews (assist). 

“Winslow always has a strong defensive team and is very well coached,” said Camden Hills head coach Harrison Rogers. “We always tend to have a little trouble with their zone defense, especially in last year’s game. In today’s game we had the ball moving quicker, dodged through their weak parts of the zone, and made the extra passes to work for the higher quality shots.”

In the goalie net for Camden Hills was James Lynch (13 saves). 

“Goalie James Lynch continues to be our main defensive leader in the net and in helping us clear the ball,” Rogers stated. “James has always been a very solid keeper for us for the last three years, but he has greatly improved in his clearing game this season. With James more involved in the clearing game we are avoiding turnovers where we have to make extra defensive stops.”

Camden Hills 15, Brewer 3

Camden Hills hosted Brewer Wednesday, May 29 for a game that would celebrate the Camden Hills senior lacrosse players. 

Brewer tallied two goals in the first quarter and one in the third, while Camden Hills recorded five in the first, four in the second and three in each the third and fourth quarters. 

Scoring for Camden Hills were Tyler (six goals, two assists), Guay (three goals, three assist), Nickerson (two goals, assist), McGrath (two goals), Griebel (two assists), Thomas Southworth (goal, assist), Jackson Fitch (goal, assist) and Delehey (assist). 

“We had a big day from our offensive playmakers today,” said Rogers. “Bryce Tyler, Levi Guay, Kieran McGrath, Matt Nickerson, Charlie Griebel, and Jackson Fitch continue to give defenses difficult matchups. We continue to play unselfish team lacrosse and are playing the type of team offense that makes the extra pass for the better shot.”

Lynch recorded nine saves in the goalie net for Camden Hills. 

Rogers credited Andrew Orne, Owen Cooper, Taylor Wesbrock, Andrew Levitt, Nolan Delehey, and Luke Harrach for their defensive play being part of the push to get the Windjammers in the playoffs. 

“There are so many positive things to say about senior captains Matt Nickerson, Bryce Tyler, and James Lynch and the entire Camden Hills community will miss them when they go away to college,” Rogers stated. “These three student-athletes have been leaders on and off the lacrosse field for us for four years and have been positive influences for the lacrosse community in this area. All three of these student athletes will do great things at the next level in the classroom and in their new communities.”

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